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FOOD & DRINK

Beyond The Palms Is Prahran's New Miami-Inspired Openair Restaurant from the Galah Crew

Eat tacos under leafy palms and drink cocktails on orange banquettes here.
By Libby Curran
March 12, 2020
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By Libby Curran
March 12, 2020
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If you're already feeling mopey about another summer ending, Prahran's newest culinary addition should prove the perfect pick-me-up. Openair restaurant Beyond The Palms has landed in Prahran's back streets and its Miami vibes are the cure for all your autumn blues.

From the crew that brought us Australiana-inspired watering hole Galah, this 80s-themed al fresco playground comes kitted out with rainbow-hued walls, cheery orange banquettes and a solid dose of neon. There's Astroturf beneath your feet, twinkling fairy lights above and a huge leafy palm presiding over the whole lively space.

Raring to become a new go-to for lunch, dinner and those all-important weekend brunch feasts, Beyond The Palms is dishing up a menu heavy on the Cuban and Mexican flavours. It's a versatile lineup designed to suit all appetites, from that after-work grazing session to hungrier group hangs late into the night.

Keep things light with snacks such as the ceviche teamed with melon granita and almond purée, fried school prawns or some chargrilled corn with queso fresco and a black garlic sauce. Tacos come bearing fillings like pulled pork, green olive and avocado salsa, or spicy plant-based sausage with caramelised pineapple and crunchy slaw.

A trio of brioche burgers includes a Cuban-style pulled pork number with truffle mustard, while plates like the charred skirt steak with spiced beans are primed for sharing. And come brunch time, you're in for dishes like smashed black beans with grilled baby corn, puffed rice and fried eggs.

Those playful tropical vibes flow through to the drinks offering, where you'll find sips like a jalapeño-infused margarita, passionfruit mojitos and the Between 2 Palms — a blend of two Patron tequilas, with toasted coconut falernum, coconut cream and honeydew. They're backed by a handful of tap brews and a concise list of wines, including two biodynamic, carbon-positive drops by Caledonia in South Gippsland.

Find Beyond The Palms at 33 Clifton Street, Prahran. It's open from 4–10pm Wednesday and 12–11pm Thursdays–Sunday

Published on March 12, 2020 by Libby Curran

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